First International Workshop on Multiagent Foundations of Social Computing

First International Workshop on Multiagent Foundations of Social Computing
Co-located with AAMAS 2014 May 5-9, 2014, Paris, France
Social computing broadly refers to computing-supported approaches that facilitate interactions among people and organizations. Social computing has emerged as an exciting multidisciplinary area of research, driven by the wealth of easily available information and the success of online social networks and social media. Social computing applications are characterized by high interactivity among users, user-generated content, and in cases such as Wikipedia, more open governance structures. Much of the recent excitement in social computing is driven by data analytics and business models. What is still lacking, however, is a deeper conceptual understanding of social computing – e.g., relating to its conceptual bases, information and abstractions, design principles, and platforms. We invite papers that take an explicitly multiagent perspective in addressing these gaps and do so in thought-provoking ways. Topics include but are not limited to:
• Governance
• Security and privacy
• Models of social interaction
• Social expectations and norms
• Social middleware
• Crowdsourcing
• Collective intelligence
• Human computation
• Information models and data analytics
• Social provenance
• Social sensing
• Applications such as healthcare and smart cities
• Participatory decision
• making
• Argumentation
• Organizations
• Teamwork
This year AAMAS has combined workshops and tutorials. The tutorial in this workshop will be conducted by Munindar Singh. Munindar is a full professor of computer science at North Carolina State University.
The tutorial will provide a concise overview of social computing understood from the perspective of multiagent systems. It will describe how social computing can be characterized via the dynamics of social relationships among social entities, such as people. Specifically, this tutorial will describe how (1) how interactions among social entities can be incorporated into computations as a basis for solving certain families of problems and (2) social relationships and individual preferences can be modeled, represented, and reasoned about in multiagent terms. Multiagent themes of interest will include interaction-orientation, markets, gamification, organizations, normative concepts, argumentation, social interpretation of information, and sociotechnical systems. Throughout, this tutorial will use examples drawn from conventional social computing applications demonstrating their key paradigms mapped to multiagent concepts.
Important Dates
• Paper submission: January 22, 2014
• Notification: February 19, 2014
• Camera-ready due: March 5, 2014
Organizing Committee
• Amit K. Chopra, Lancaster University [email protected]
• Harko Verhagen, Stockholm University [email protected]
Program Committee
• Tina Balke, University of Surrey
• Matteo Baldoni, University of Torino
• Pablo Noriega, IIIA, Spain
• Alexander Artikis, NCSR “Demokritos”
• Paolo Torroni, University of Bologna
• Corinna Elsenbroich, University of Surrey
• Emiliano Lorini, IRIT, France
• Aditya Ghose, University of Wollongong
• Frank Dignum, Utrecht University
• Viviana Patti, University of Torino
• Wamberto Vasconcelos, University of Aberdeen
• Pradeep Kumar Murukannaiah, North Carolina State University
• Fabiano Dalpiaz, Utrecht University
• Raian Ali, Bournemouth University
• Liliana Pasquale, Lero - The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
• Cristina Baroglio, University of Torino
• Munindar P. Singh, North Carolina State University
• Serena Villata, INRIA Sophia Antipolis
• Nir Oren, University of Aberdeen
• Elisa Marengo, University of Bologna
Submission Instructions
Authors should submit original papers in PDF through Easychair. The papers should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS style and be at most 12 pages in length.
Formal proceedings will be published online as CEUR workshop proceedings ( Authors of papers published in the proceedings retain the copyright of their material.
A special issue of ACM TOIT on the workshop theme is being planned. More details to follow.

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